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bob_TCC
The Top Five most collectible movie-franchise trading cards ever according to Beckett are:

1. Star Wars
2. Star Trek
3. The Lord of the Rings
4. E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial
5. (tie) Indiana Jones/Batman

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So, what do you think? Agree/disagree with the list? Do you collect any of these?

-Bob
snowblink
All Sci-Fi movies in the top 4 spots...doesn't really surprise me...the first 3 likely have a large lead over any of the other contenders.

I have never seen any of these cards as far as I can recall, so nary a one in my collection. wink.gif
bob_TCC
QUOTE(snowblink @ May 23 2005, 01:08 PM)
I have never seen any of these cards as far as I can recall, so nary a one in my collection. wink.gif
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I know for certain that I have some Indiana Jones cards. I'm not sure about the others. I wouldn't be surprised to find a few odds and ends from at least a few of the others.

-Bob
finestkind
The only non-sports card I have in my collection are a few motorcycle cards, and some horse racing cards and hotrod cards from the 90's. I also have a few packs of the YU-GI-OH cards. But don't tell anyone ok. LOL. Sci-fi cards are cool. I haven't seen any I would go out looking for. I like monsters like in the magazine Heavy Metal. If there cards like those I might collect them.
jrlenox
When I was young (born in 1972) and had pocket change to spend on things like candy and trading cards, I remember times when I would buy 1 pack of topps baseball cards for every 1 pack of cards from the popular movie of the time - Star Wars, Jaws, Raiders of the lost Ark, ET, even Grease smile.gif

.. and I remember my dad would tell me that the movie cards were worthless, encourage me to collect more baseball and basketball cards and keep them in good condition. smile.gif

So with movie cards I thumb-tacked to my wall, taped them to my mirror and stuck the insert stickers all over to decorate my kid/pre-teen room in a way I though was cool. While the sports cards I kept neatly in boxes and plastic pages.

probably some of the best advice my dad ever gave me.

-Jim
bob_TCC
QUOTE(finestkind @ May 24 2005, 02:05 AM)
I also have a few packs of the YU-GI-OH cards. But don't tell anyone ok.  LOL.
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It's just our little secret. wink.gif

That is, all 168 of us and growing. laugh.gif

-Bob
snowblink
QUOTE(jrlenox @ May 24 2005, 06:45 AM)
So with  movie cards I thumb-tacked to my wall, taped them to my mirror and stuck the insert stickers all over ...-Jim
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Your mentioning this reminds me, I've had some inkling to grab a box of random hockey cards and do a wall in my basement...haven't decided how best to affix them tho...
jrlenox
QUOTE(snowblink @ May 24 2005, 07:08 PM)
Your mentioning this reminds me, I've had some inkling to grab a box of random hockey cards and do a wall in my basement...haven't decided how best to affix them tho...
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thumbtacks and tape on the back of the card are not the way to go biggrin.gif

If you care about the cards at all and don't want to ruin them ... I would suggest putting them in top-loaders (hard plastic cases) first and sticking the case to the wall.

Or Putting the cards in soft penny sleeves and then arrange the sleeves in photo or poster frames and fix with tape or glue. I've seen some cool things done that way.

If they are vintage cards, I would also cosider sunlight and fading before hanging them up on a wall. But probably not much sunlight in a basement to worry about.

-Jim
Bondsaway
I know this thread was started (4 monthsB.G.) {Before George}
But Star wars will probably top this list for some time. But there are now tons and tons of NSC coming out everyday!

I try to buy at least one costume card from every movie I find. Some I'm working on sets, forget auto's theres always one or two stars and the prices for them are $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Why get one auto when I can get 20-30 costumes? I have collected alot of cards growing up:
Kiss the original star wars cards and empire strikes back. Heck I got grease cards also. Famous monsters cards and I have a complete set of police cars cards. Wanted to be a cop when I grew up! Well more later!
KHarmon
QUOTE(bob_TCC @ May 24 2005, 11:11 AM)
It's just our little secret.   wink.gif

That is, all 168 of us and growing.   laugh.gif

-Bob
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168???? That seems so long ago....look at how many changes have occurred since 05/24/05 at 11:11 AM. blink.gif biggrin.gif
bob_TCC
QUOTE(KHarmon @ Nov 11 2005, 04:08 AM)
168????  That seems so long ago....look at how many changes have occurred since 05/24/05 at 11:11 AM.    blink.gif  biggrin.gif
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It has been amazing to see just where this has gone and is going! biggrin.gif

-Bob
aceecards
As i have said in another post on these boards.

I have the entire star wars intial set and the next two movies stickers and all..

If anybody would be interested and Bob could give me a price check.. Id sell them alll

this would be

1977 Topps Star Wars set with stickers all Five series complete and mint condition

All The Empire Strikes back and stickers

All the return of the Jedi and stickers.
bob_TCC
QUOTE(aceecards @ Nov 11 2005, 08:34 AM)
If anybody would be interested and Bob could give me a price check.. Id sell them alll

this would be

1977 Topps Star Wars set with stickers all Five series complete and mint condition

All The Empire Strikes back and stickers

All the return of the Jedi  and stickers.
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These values are from the Fall of 2002, but here you go:

Topps Star Wars Series 1 (66 cards, 11 stickers) - $90
Topps Star Wars Series 2 (66 cards, 11 stickers) - $50
Topps Star Wars Series 3 (66 cards, 11 stickers) - $60
Topps Star Wars Series 4 (66 cards, 11 stickers) - $60
Topps Star Wars Series 5 (66 cards, 11 stickers) - $55

Topps Empire Strikes Back Series 1 (132 cards, 33 stickers) - $90
Topps Empire Strikes Back Series 2 (132 cards, 33 stickers) - $55
Topps Empire Strikes Back Series 3 (88 cards, 22 stickers) - $30

Topps Return of the Jedi Series 1 (132 cards, 33 stickers) - $25
Topps Return of the Jedi Series 2 (88 cards, 22 stickers) - $18

I'll have to either get another single copy of NSU or a subscription this coming week. wink.gif

-Bob
aceecards
I was thinking closer to a 1 with three zeroes then a decimal place then two more zeroes.. That was the last price I turned dow.....Darn....
bob_TCC
QUOTE(aceecards @ Nov 11 2005, 11:55 AM)
I was thinking closer to a 1 with three zeroes then a decimal place then two more zeroes.. That was the last price I turned dow.....Darn....
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We'll have to see what the latest guide says, but the prices may have gone up some. I'm not sure about doubling what I listed here though. unsure.gif

-Bob
Bondsaway
heres the listing from aug sept NSGU

Topps Star Wars Series 1 (66 cards, 11 stickers) - $90 ($80)
Topps Star Wars Series 2 (66 cards, 11 stickers) - $50
Topps Star Wars Series 3 (66 cards, 11 stickers) - $60 ($50)
Topps Star Wars Series 4 (66 cards, 11 stickers) - $60 ($50)
Topps Star Wars Series 5 (66 cards, 11 stickers) - $55

Topps Empire Strikes Back Series 1 (132 cards, 33 stickers) - $90
Topps Empire Strikes Back Series 2 (132 cards, 33 stickers) - $55
Topps Empire Strikes Back Series 3 (88 cards, 22 stickers) - $30 ($40)

Topps Return of the Jedi Series 1 (132 cards, 33 stickers) - $25
Topps Return of the Jedi Series 2 (88 cards, 22 stickers) - $18

I've added the prices as they have changed sorry one up rest down
bob_TCC
QUOTE(Bondsaway @ Nov 11 2005, 02:54 PM)
I've added the prices as they have changed sorry one up rest down
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So, the numbers in ( ) are the current values? unsure.gif

-Bob
Bondsaway
Yes any changes are in ( ) couple went down and one went up from your prices Bob
bob_TCC
QUOTE(Bondsaway @ Nov 11 2005, 03:15 PM)
Yes any changes are in ( ) couple went down and one went up from your prices Bob
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Ok, thanks. Pretty steady over a 3-year period.

Looks like you should have taken the $1000 offer, Steve. wink.gif

-Bob
BDM
Have a different price list for the sets and I think you might find it closer to what these sets go for on ebay
Star Wars
Series 1 set $35-40
Series 2 set $30
Series 3 set $30
Series 4 set $30 obscene #207 will run $5 -15 (this lately has been going up to $30)
Series 5 set $$25-30

ESB
Series 1 set $20-25
Series 2 set $20-25
Series 3 set $20-25

ROTJ
Series 1 set $25
Series 2 set $20-25(this price is probably on the low side since the stickers are harder to find)
If you ever get another offer of $1000 take it!!
A auction ended today on ebay that had over $2000 NSU book and it went for $200-250.

BDM
CodyJohnson117
I agree because I love the Lord of the Ring. It gonna be real cool card looking. I hope.

Cody J.
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